The Village Bakery and Cafe

4.7
689 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Village Bakery is open! We are offering outdoor seating, takeout, and delivery daily. The bakery is also open, offering a selection of coffee drinks, freshly baked pastries and breads, sandwiches, and other sweet treats! We hope to see you soon.

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Daily 5:00PM - 5:15PM

What 689 people are saying
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4.6
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4.6
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4.2
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Morgan
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible and food was delicious. Will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food quality was just OK, food came out lukewarm to cold but service was good.

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Stacey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had good service and great crab cakes!!! The servers were attentive.

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BethW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat lunch with a friend! Great food and service and like the ambience inside or out on the patio

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BarbaraW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service ate great, fresh and tasty. Parking is an issue even at 11:30.

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vipLisaB
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Avacado toast was delicious and beautiful ($17). Soda was over priced ($4.50) weak and watery. The 2 combined plus tax and 20% service on top came to $28+.
I'm ok with 20% service if service is good and fee is pre-tax which this wasn't.

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vipcwilson
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Village Bakery became one of our favorites during 2020 because they created a delightful dining ambiance out of a parking lot, giving us a warm and cheery place to pretend all was well with the world. We have made it a regular dinner spot for over a year, driving down from the City about once a month. As other restaurants have reopened at full capacity and parklets have sprung up throughout San Francisco VB remains high on our list of dining destinations. High marks for fresh ingredients, presentation, and tasty simple dishes like fried chicken, burger, and ribs. The service is always friendly and attentive without being intrusive. I especially appreciate how I can add one piece of fried chicken to my Caesar. My partner reports the desserts are outstanding. I appreciate the small but well curated wine list. PenneAsh is my go to red. Our only disappointment last night was the peas in the delectable chicken pot pie. They tasted as though they were canned. But that won’t keep us from returning. The corn soup, a seasonal offering, is worth the 50 mile round trip from SF.

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vipLennaK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Crowded. No social distancing. Slow service.

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BlueWater
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was mediocre. Hamburgers not that hot. Meatloaf dry and fries cold.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place for a great meal outdoors!

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vipGemma
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I asked for assistance for my friend who is handicapped and all staff were very helpful and attentive in a respectful way. We were seated on the back patio, delicious lunch and excellent service.

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MissyP
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I ordered the butter lettuce salad with fig and added roasted chicken. This is a healthy size salad with just the right amount of vinaigrette and some nuts added for crunch. The service was outstanding. Aside from the noise of sirens on Woodside Road, the outdoor ambience is quite nice.

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vipshelleyl
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service (Miguel)!! The Mt Lassen Red trout with the harricots vert almandine was amazing. Great atmosphere and outstanding food quality & taste

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vipRand
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fried chicken!

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vipStacey
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food good. Service excellent. Parking super challenging.

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Rojilio
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great prompt and cheerful service and a wonderful hamburger!

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BrianK
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Corn soup was very good. All other food was mediocre.

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seemore
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a tale of 2 choices. The Village Bakery is like a small french cafe in a rural village. Its about you, the food and the service. They had outstanding takeout during the isolation as well. Lovely indoor or outdoor seating.

Walk past the crowded and loud scene in the front parking lot from the restaurant’s neighbor.

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vipHMBgirl
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!

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JuliaR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're training my puppy on how to behave at restaurants and cafés and the staff were so sweet and good with him :)

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ger3sf
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service and tasty food.

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SteveM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the location, great service, I wish the lunch menu was more extensive. We will definitely return.

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KarenC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place for dining outdoors, especially on a nice warm evening. Servers were very attentive and the food was really good. I had the corn soup and buttermilk chicken which was really delicious and my husband had the ribs (he said they were superb). Our friend had the ribeye and it was a large portion, she had to have a to go box.

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vipEatery
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 2nd visit. I had a date brunch. It was reasonably quite enabling conversation. The food and service are fantastic. I will return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a 28th birthday celebration and they truly went above and beyond! I’ve gone to the village pub several times, but this was my first visit to village bakery. Great quality and friendly service. They gave my friend a huge slice of cake with a birthday candle! They also gave my dog homemade dog treats which truly made the visit special. We’ll be back!

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vipBillF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Village Bakery has become our favourite restaurant. Great ambiance, super friendly service and a fabulous menu. 5 stars from everyone in our family!!!

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vipJoeS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice outdoor seating, good food, good cocktails/wine. All in all a good place.

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vipRodgerW
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, but several very large groups made it way too noisy out on the back patio.

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vipLmbd
San Francisco
104 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite neighborhood place to dine. We had the trout and it was outstanding.

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vipnapatac
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Simple menu, but flawless preparation and execution of all food item.
Crab Cakes normally disappoint at most places, these were superb, as was everything else.

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Dpop66
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

lovely long time favorite. great bakery products, fabulous omelettes. wonderful friendly service

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Ollie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I was so looking forward to a lovely meal and drinks sitting outside. I got the drinks and outside dining, but I need to remember not to order steak here. It’s the second time I’ve ordered it and been hugely disappointed. Medium is not brown. “Marbled” as described, is not brown and tasteless. It’s a shame they consistently make bad steak. Don’t order that.

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MatthewH
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Not our first time at Village Bakery and it won't be our last.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very expensive and they charge for every little thing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is fantastic as always!

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Delish
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up w two dear friends. Our waiter Keith was excellent. He brought water to my two companion dogs as soon as we sat down. He made sure we were all well hydrated with peach tea!

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JudH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great setting, and they were terrific with accommodating my daughter's Celiac disease

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vipDebster
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best burger ever - perfectly cooked with great dressing for it.
And the lemon bar for dessert rocked!

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vipLubaA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful place for brunch!!

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KARYNW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

The menu is too limited and the food quality has gone down. Also, amount of food served with main course was disappointing. Not as good as it used to be.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Village Bakery and Cafe using the Order Online button. The Village Bakery and Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 851-5555.

The Village Bakery and Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 689 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.